GPRTU engaging stakeholders on a possible increment of transport fares

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Following the Concerned Drivers Association of  Ghana disclosure of an intended to increase transport fares due to fuel price hikes, the Ghana Private Road Transport Union  (GPRTU) has also started engaging the various transport operators due to due to the government’s inability to stabilize the surging fuel prices in the country.

Since yesterday, fuel prices have hit the projected GHS7 per litre mark on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

The Industrial Relations Officer of GPRTU, Abass Imoro, revealed that stakeholders are yet to take a decision on the matter.

He called on drivers to be patient, as the outcome of the stakeholder meetings will soon be communicated.

Initially, the Institute for Energy Security (IES), had predicted a GH¢7 per litre of fuel in the second pricing window of this month, January.

Fuel prices per litre at most pumps around the country before the recent surge dropped to around GH¢ 6.50 on average in the past few weeks, and subsequently rose to reach an average of Gh¢6.70 at most pumps.

As of 9 pm on Sunday, January 16, 2022, figures at the pumps showed that while a litre of petrol and diesel was going for Gh¢ 6.50 at Goil, Shell was selling both at GH¢ 6.80.

Total, however, was selling a litre of petrol at GH¢6.99 and a litre of diesel at GH¢7.05.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh


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